A Thanksgiving Prayer

Holy Spirit as I sit at this groaning table today, looking so much like a Rockwell painting, help me to remember those in this world who are grateful for a simple bowl of rice and a cup of water.  I often forget how much I really have and fail to remember those who huddle beneath … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Prayer

Prepare — Prayerful Tuesday

3 A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 The other Sunday I and a friend of mine were in charge of the coffee hour after worship.  It was going to be a cold November day and I wanted to … Continue reading Prepare — Prayerful Tuesday

The Spiritual Practice of Giving – Prayerful Tuesday

I am one of many people who do not look forward to Thanksgiving or Christmas.  To me this time of the year represents the loss of way to many people I have cared about.  So I usually don’t do much celebration and what I do is forced and tiring.  Instead of celebrating the way most … Continue reading The Spiritual Practice of Giving – Prayerful Tuesday

Visio Divina, a prayer – Prayerful Tuesday

Today is Veterans Day and I would like us to practice Visio Divina using the above pictures by David Bowie of the United Kingdom of Soldiers in the mist that touched me deeply.  Take a few moments to study the picture, breathing deeply and begin your Divine Reading. Think of Visio Divina like this–putting on … Continue reading Visio Divina, a prayer – Prayerful Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Communion Blessing Holy Presence, on a day of sharing, a day of remembering, a day of covenantal renewal we ask your blessing on this feast we are to share. A cup to drink, bread to eat, the meal you have prepared. We accept your invitation to feast to welcome all who travel with us. .  … Continue reading Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

  Let those whose hearts are chained with hate, fear and greed hear the call of love, courage and generosity. Let the light break the chain of hate for those whose are different, the chain of fear of having a point of view challenged, the chain of greed that locks all out of the heart … Continue reading Morning Prayer

Visio Divina – Life’s Entrances – Prayerful Tuesday

God has many ways to speak to us, through relationships, our experience, what we read and in the images we see every day.  Visio Divina, Latin for divine seeing, is praying with an image and listening for what God may say to us through that image. The above image is an entry, a rather nice … Continue reading Visio Divina – Life’s Entrances – Prayerful Tuesday